13 Employee Appreciation Holidays for 2022

As we welcome the new year, it’s time for us to think about showing our colleagues appreciation for all the hard work they contribute to the business. 

During these trying times, your employees’ efforts should not go unnoticed.

Multiple days out of the year make for perfect occasions to present an employee with an acrylic award to commemorate their accomplishments. We’ve gathered up some of the best employee appreciation holidays for 2022 to acknowledge the best and brightest at your company.

Law Enforcement Appreciation Day – January 9th

Being a police officer is a difficult job. Law enforcement is an integral part of maintaining a safe society. Show your officers you care about their hard work by presenting them with an award.

Alternatively, if you know an officer’s retirement is coming up, a great way to celebrate their service is by making an acrylic embedment with their badge. This beautiful display highlights an officer’s time spent on the force and is a thoughtful way to respect one’s career.

Employee Appreciation Week – February 28th-March 4th

There’s no more perfect time to show appreciation to your employees than Employee Appreciation Week!

A great way to show appreciation to the entire workplace is by hosting employee superlatives (like The Dundies on The Office).

Whether an employee is the most likely to arrive on time, help other colleagues, or wear the whitest sneakers, award them with a light-hearted trophy.

Acrylic Warehouse has a variety of beautiful acrylic awards to choose from to show your employee’s appreciation during Employee Appreciation Week.

Employee Appreciation Day – March 4th

Employee Appreciation Day falls on Friday, March 4 this year. Capping off Employee Appreciation Week, this holiday is the best time of the year to recognize your employees for their accomplishments.

Be sure to plan ahead for the grand finale of Employee Appreciation Week by noting the date so that none of your employees are forgotten.  A great way to recognize employees for their years of service.

Dentist Day – March 6th

Falling on a Sunday this year, Dentist Day is the best time of year to reward your favorite dentists and dental hygienists. 

From people not liking their teeth poked and prodded to the anxiety that comes with anyone sitting in the chair, dentists aren’t appreciated enough for their hard work protecting our teeth.

Make this year different: recognize your dental employees on Dentist Day.

Doctor’s Day – March 30th

There are many exhausting days and sleepless nights as a doctor.

From pediatricians to surgeons, the medical field is a high-stress environment with a lot of responsibility. 

Whether it’s a uniquely designed award, or a creative embedment, acknowledging doctors’ hard work is more important than ever.

School Librarian Appreciation Day – April 13th

Stocking books, teaching the Dewey Decimal System, and being guardians of literacy, school librarians are the backbone of education. Often overlooked in favor of their peers, school librarians also deserve recognition for their work.

School Librarian Appreciation Day falls on a Wednesday this year.

One unique idea is to embed a book page from your favorite novel that means something to you; no better way to show your appreciation for your librarian than to share your love of the written word with them.

Administrative Professionals Week and Day – April 24th-30th, April 27th

Administrative Professionals Week recognizes the work of various types of assistants, secretaries, receptionists, and other administrative workers. Administrative Professionals Day falls on April 27th.

Administrative Professionals play a vital role in maintaining the happenings of a business day to day, so make sure they’re recognized for it.

Formerly known as Secretaries Day, Administrative Professionals Day is the perfect time to let your employees know you appreciate them with a special token of appreciation.

Teacher Appreciation Week – May 2nd-6th

Time to bring out your shiniest, tastiest apple. 

The last month of the school year also marks Teacher Appreciation Week. Teachers who are invested in their job and the students they’re leading are often the reason kids grow up to follow their passions as adults. 

Take some time before planning your summer break to let your favorite teachers know how much you care. 

Firefighter’s Day – May 4th

Firefighting is one of the most dangerous jobs in the world. Putting their lives on the line day after day, firefighters’ dedication to their community is beyond admirable.

Our embedments offer a great opportunity to encase your favorite firefighters’ badges that not only look great on display but make memorable retirement gifts.

Falling on a Wednesday, take time out of your schedule to let your firefighters know that they are heroes.

Intern Day – July 29th

It’s hard being an intern. 

Most interns are young, bright-eyed people looking to gain experience and grow with a business–however, it can be overwhelming being thrown into the professional world and trying to catch up with your colleagues.

Make your interns feel welcomed and appreciated by rewarding them for their hard work on Intern Day.

National Customer Service Week – October 3rd-7th

Every business needs customers to operate. If your relationship with your customer isn’t strong, how can you expect to keep your business alive?

Your employees play a vital role in maintaining relationships with your customers. Customer service is an essential part of running a business that is often overlooked, but it is the backbone of success.

Let your employees know how important they are to your business with an award or gift during National Customer Service Week.

Coach Appreciation Day – October 6th

Right in the middle of football season, there’s no better time to show appreciation towards your coach than Coach Appreciation Day. 

Sports are a crucial part of American culture, and without coaches, there would be no sports at all.

Acrylic Warehouse offers a wide variety of sports-themed awards that would make the perfect gift for any coach this year.

Bosses Day – October 16th

This year, recognize your boss.

Leadership can be incredibly stressful. But, if your boss has done an excellent job managing you and your colleagues, letting them know that you appreciate their hard work can mean the world to them.

While Bosses Day falls on a Sunday this year, a great way to show appreciation to your boss while out of the office is by sending them an acrylic award or embedment. 

Otherwise, you can always kick off the week with a Monday celebration.

Bonus Month: National Mentoring Month – January

If someone has guided you in a new role, given vital career advice, or otherwise helped you on your professional journey, January is the month to let that person know how grateful you are to them.

The beginning of the new year brings a month of appreciation towards mentors. Mentorships are an essential part of jumpstarting one’s professional life, so be sure to give back to those who have helped you.

Need the perfect gift for employee appreciation holidays? Acrylic Warehouse can help.

Letting your employees know that they’re not only doing a good job, but their efforts have made a significant impact in your business is a great morale boost and creates a positive work environment.

No matter when or how you appreciate your employees, it’s always a great idea to present them with an acrylic award. 

Acrylic Warehouse specializes in stunning acrylic awards and embedments designed with you in mind. Our team of expert designers is ready to help you plan for your employee celebration.

Contact us today to create an award perfect for appreciating your employees.